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Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £45k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Hayden Tucker-White
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0113 242 0303
  • Expiry Date: 19 August 2024
  • Job Ref: 407782HTW

The Role:

The Quantity Surveyor will provide commercial support to project teams, maintaining commercial information and ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and the Company’s ‘Three Pillar’ objectives. They will liaise with customer representatives and other third parties on commercial issues including agreement of variations, claims and any additional payments.

Key Responsibilities -->


Ensure robust, accurate and timely cost and value reporting at both project and business unit level
Ensure accurate cash flow reporting takes place
Carry out cost management including forecasting
Update the monthly CVR, cost and commercial plans


Help ensure that internal commercial processes are adhered to across the business unit
Actively seek to improve processes and procedures
Hold a good understanding of the processes and procedures used by any JV/Alliance that we are working within, and assist in their development and improvement

External relationships:

Help ensure that any main contracts entered into have terms and conditions that are appropriate for my client, with commercial risks identified
Ensure that the supply chain is engaged appropriately with the correct contract terms and conditions
Build and maintain good client relationships
Be responsible for subcontract letting, negotiation and financial accounting
Prepare applications for payment
Liaise with the client, client representatives and other third parties on commercial issues, including agreement of variations, claims and additional payments

Internal relationships:

Contribute towards effective interaction between the Commercial Team and the operational site teams
Work with site management to forecast predicted spend and cash recovery and ensure that both are kept in line with the target
Share best practices with others and be proactive in advising site teams on costs and management of them

Key measures & targets:

Accurate monthly forecasting
Ability to challenge resources and costs
Maintain deadlines in line with the monthly commercial calendar

Key relationships:

Commercial Manager/Managing Quantity Surveyor and rest of the Commercial Team
Business Development and Bid Managers
Site Teams

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet the following criteria:


Previous experience in the construction industry
HND/degree (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying
Familiarity with ICE/NEC forms of contract and knowledge and understanding of Construction Law
Previous experience in commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycle, certificates and accruals calculations
Ability to demonstrate a good knowledge of monthly reporting and earned value analysis
Have knowledge and experience in estimation and cost analysis
Excellent communication, numeric and computer literacy skills, proficient in Microsoft Office
Excellent organisation and time management skills, with the ability to work to tight deadlines
Ability to work effectively in a team and delegate, but also able to work on own initiative

Member of RICS or other relevant professional body, or working towards
CSCS card

Employment type: Permanent
Hours of work: Full Time
Hours of work 40 hrs / week
Tickets/training/certs: required: CSCS
Specific experience required: NEC Experience, Civil Experience, HND or degree Qualified, Water experience an advantage